What we're about

A group for women who enjoy nature, getting outside and having fun! We welcome any and all women regardless of age, race, or sexual orientation and require respect for others within.

ALL REGULAR EVENTS ARE ADULT WOMEN ONLY WITHOUT DOGS. Exception: well-behaved kids, dogs and men may be brought to events where the organizer of an event specifies they are welcome to attend. (You are responsible for your guests at all times and dogs should be leashed, under your control and people friendly. If you leash the others, we do not recommend it, but that is your choice..) Max 2 dogs per person at allowed events.

Expect most of our Meetups to be a mix of walks, hikes, camping, kayaking, biking and other miscellaneous and fun outdoor events. Most will be leisurely and not overly taxing. Hikes will vary and will max at a true 3mph. Read carefully the individual hike descriptions to ensure you are on a hike you can keep up with. Bike rides will be entertaining. Kayakers may be seen resting on the water to listen to birds or stopping to check out a cool spider web near the shore. Ladies in this group love to see nature and experience nature, not rush through it. You will not find 10-15 mile mega hikes and 30-50 mile bike rides here. We may have silent portions of some hikes/bikes/kayaks thrown into the mix to give members an opportunity to really take it all in. Expect our events to be limited to about 20 people max.

Please (please!) read this page before attending your first event: IMPORTANT TIDBITS (https://www.meetup.com/Women_Nature_Explorers/pages/20878960/IMPORTANT_TIDBITS/)

New to all this? Intimidated?? Don't be! You can look for a few of our "try it out" events, where you can help put up a tent, start a fire, get a feel for a kayak and more. Better yet, come to any event and wing it!

One learns by doing. Do what makes you happy!

Suggestions for Events and Volunteer Event Hosts/Organizers are encouraged and welcomed. (It's Easy!)

If this sounds like the perfect group for you, then come explore with us!

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Rescheduled New Year hike

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Winter Cabin Camping at Hanging Rock State Park

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Hanging Rock hike

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Past events (232)

Hike New Hope Overlook Trail Jordan Lake

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